his Masters in Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University,USA
and work experience, Swarn returned to India and joined in 1962,
Imperial Chemical Industries, a British multinational and the
largest foreign Company in India at that time.Swarn worked for
three decades with ICI India in Mumbai and Calcutta in Technical
Services, Sales, Marketing, Purchasing, Distribution, Exports
before being appointed a Divisional General Manager and later
President and CEO of Imkemex India Ltd, the International Trading
subsidiary. As a part of an MBO, Swarn bought-out Imkemex in
1993 thereby delinking from ICI. Imkemex's business is being
run from Mumbai by Gurtaj, our son. Swarn and Livleen moved
to Chandigarh a few years back where Swarn has returned aftert
45 years. So Swarn is an Immigrant, too.Our daughter Mini studied
at Bryn Mawr before her Doctorate in NeuroScience from UCSF.She
lives in San Fransisco. Livleen had been teaching in Calcutta
and Mumbai, her last appointment was with the American School
Swarn was Chairman of Chemicals and Allied Products Export Promotion
Council, an Industry-Government body.Swarn was also Chairman
of Export - Import Council of Eastern India.Swarn visited overseas
as a part of various Indian Business Delegations and has been
a Management Consultant to European multinationals. His other
interest is Golf.
Swarn has been globe trotting since early 1970's as Swarn
was associated from then onwards with international business.
This created an interest in the study of Sikh Immigrants Abroad.
So a hobby has developed, expensive one but very rewarding
and exciting. Now Swarn travels to study the Sikh Diaspora
and has visited Argentina, Bolivia and Brazil in mid 2005.
Several more visits are planned in an effort to fill in the
gaps of hitherto ignored countries of Sikh migration. Our
family's international connections are wide ranging, Gurtaj
having married a European, Mini is settled abroad and Livleen's
pasion is rivers and mountains which criss cross national
Swarn needs help in getting contact addresses of Sikhs in
countries about which not much has been written or known.
Swarn believes Sikhs are present almost every where. The problem
is how to locate them. Can you help?